How to Draw Arthur Read

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw Arthur Read in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw Arthur Read - Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Interesting Facts about ARTHUR READ from Arthur

Arthur Read is a member in the casting group for Arthur the television series. The character designed by Marc Brown began as a book series, and led to production in 1994 for a Canadian/American educational cartoon that is aired by the Public Broadcasting Service. These characters include Buster, Francine, Muffy, Brain, Binky, Mrs. Read, Mr. Ratburn, Grandma Thora, Grandpa Dave, Prunella, Sue Ellen, Tommy Tibble, Timmy Tibble, Emily, Nadine, Fern, George, Molly, Jenna, Catherine, James, Mrs. MacGrady, Rubella, Mr. Haney, Oliver Frensky, Mr. Morris, Mrs. Barnes, Bitzi Baxter, Paige Turner, Miss Woods, Pal, Baby Kate, Slink, and D.W.

Did you know?

  • It has been on television longer than any other children’s animated show in the world.
  • Celebrity actors and musicians have been credited for use of their voices and music on the show. Television movies were made at 3 hours each, usually for pledge drives.
  • The main character addresses social issues such as dyslexia, asthma, Asperger syndrome and cancer.
  • It influences children to read and build bonds with friends and family because people possess separate interests and personalities.
  • One of the episodes used enhanced technology with computer generated imagery.

Arthur is an adolescent aardvark who interacts with his friends and family. There are also 3 soundtracks released, and interactive dolls made by Microsoft. Other media included VHS and DVD with downloads available from and iTunes. The series has received awards by George Foster Peabody, Daytime Emmy, TV Guide, and BAFTA.